Latrell Mitchell move from fullback slammed as ‘absolute madness’

Latrell Mitchell move from fullback slammed as ‘absolute madness’

Latrell Mitchell’s reported move from fullback with South Sydney has been slammed, but may also point to some bigger issues for the club

Latrell is still in the spotlight. Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images

The debate over Latrell Mitchell’s best position in South Sydney’s line up has continued for another night as the fallout from the Rabbitohs’ capitulation continues.

The Rabbitohs were knocked out of finals contention by the Roosters in round 27 despite leading the NRL in round 11.

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But it also sparked suggestions that Mitchell, who missed the Roosters match with suspension, could make a move into the centres or even the halves.

A club official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to protect his identity, told the Herald that Mitchell’s future at fullback would be asked of coach Demetriou in his end-of-season review.

While there was initially support, the likes of Phil Gould and Paul Gallen came out against the idea.

Speaking on NRL 360 on Tuesday night, The Daily Telegraph’s Dave Riccio said the initial suggestion came up after Alex McKinnon pondered how to get Mitchell more ball.

Gorden Tallis said that it didn’t make a lot of sense because fullbacks have “15-20 carries a game”.

“It was about getting him into the action, fullback would be the spot for him,” Tallis concluded.

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